The Axis Mundi, or The Lesser Heavenly Cycle, and Axis Coeli, or The Microcosmic Orbit, are ubiquitous symbols that represent cycles of energy of rebirth and restoration and that cross diverse human cultures. They have also been referred to as the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, columna cerului, and center of the world.
The image expresses a point of connection between sky and earth where the four compass directions meet. At this point, travel and correspondence is made between higher and lower realms of planes of reality and human beings.
Communication from lower realms may ascend to higher ones and blessings from higher realms may descend to lower ones and be disseminated to all. The spot functions as the omphalos, or navel: the world's point of beginning. This is the point where we find our anchor point in this incarnation, our cord that attaches us with all manifestations of life.
There are two distinct phases for the complete Axiatonal Initiation and Attunement. The first is the Axis Mundi and the second is the Axis Coeli.
The Axis Mundi reconnects and activates the Subpersonal Chakras, starting with the Earth Star Chakra, to the Earth. A good analogy is grounding spike driven deep into the ground.
The Axis Coeli reconnects and activates the Transpersonal Chakras, starting with the Soul Star Chakra, with the Divine. A good analogy is a lightening rod.
The Axis Mundi and Axis Coeli are connected by way of the Hara Line, which sits one level outside and above the seven physical chakras and forms a line from the Soul Star Chakra to the Earth Star Chakra and is anchored to the physical body through the Tan Tien. A good analogy is the wire that connects the lightening rod to the ground spike.